We normally stay in boutique hotels in the Lakes, but we were on a budget so I trawled the net to find somewhere that did not fit the swirly carpet, antimacassor, tacky image we associate with Bed and Breakfasts. I certainly came up trumps. Not only was the accomodation of a high standard in every respect: White Company bedding, aromatherapy oils to use in the cast iron bath-with-a -view, fantastic breakfasts, but the hosts, Sam and Angus were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Sam went above and beyond what could or would be expected of a hostess, without being intrusive in any way. We had a wedding anniversary weekend to remember, and we will certainly return.